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  • Zika virus: Outbreak 'likely to spread across Americas' says WHO

    01/25/2016 10:01:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/25/2016 | James Gallagher
    The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned. The infection, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America. It has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains and some countries have advised women not to get pregnant. No treatment or vaccine is available. The virus was first detected in 1947 in monkeys in Africa. There have since been small, short-lived outbreaks in people on the continent, parts of Asia and...
  • Canadians Panic As Food Prices Soar On Collapsing Currency

    01/13/2016 4:11:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 148 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    The currency's decline is having a pronounced effect on Canadians' grocery bills. As Bloomberg reminds us, Canada imports around 80% of its fresh fruits and vegetables. When the loonie slides, prices for those good soar. "With lower-income households tending to spend a larger portion of income on food, this side effect of a soft currency brings them the most acute stress," Bloomberg continues. Of course with the layoffs piling up, you can expect more households to fall into the "lower-income" category where they will have to struggle to afford things like $3 cucumbers, $8 cauliflower, and $15 Frosted Flakes. Have...
  • A DNA Search for the First Americans Links Amazon Groups to Indigenous Australians

    07/24/2015 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Helen Thompson
    The new genetic analysis takes aim at the theory that just one founding group settled the Americas =========================================================================================================== Brazil's Surui people, like the man pictured above, share ancestry with indigenous Australians, new evidence suggests. (PAULO WHITAKER/Reuters/Corbis) ==================================================================================================================== More than 15,000 years ago, humans began crossing a land bridge called Beringia that connected their native home in Eurasia to modern-day Alaska. Who knows what the journey entailed or what motivated them to leave, but once they arrived, they spread southward across the Americas. The prevailing theory is that the first Americans arrived in a single wave, and all Native American populations...
  • Scientists Trace an Ancient Connection Between Amazonians and Australasians

    07/22/2015 3:07:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | James Gorman
    Some people in the Brazilian Amazon are very distant relations of indigenous Australians, New Guineans and other Australasians, two groups of scientists who conducted detailed genetic analyses reported Tuesday. But the researchers disagree on the source of that ancestry. The connection is ancient, all agree, and attributable to Eurasian migrants to the Americas who had some Australasian ancestry, the scientists said. But one group said the evidence is clear that two different populations came from Siberia to settle the Americas 15,000 or more years ago. The other scientific team says there was only one founding population from which all indigenous...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Indian DNA Links To 6 'Founding Mothers'

    03/13/2008 2:04:39 PM PDT · by blam · 72 replies · 1,801+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3-13-2008 | Malcom Ritter
    Indian DNA links to 6 'founding mothers' By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK - Nearly all of today's Native Americans in North, Central and South America can trace part of their ancestry to six women whose descendants immigrated around 20,000 years ago, a DNA study suggests. Those women left a particular DNA legacy that persists to today in about 95 percent of Native Americans, researchers said. The finding does not mean that only these six women gave rise to the migrants who crossed into North America from Asia in the initial populating of the continent, said study co-author...
  • Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest

    01/11/2015 6:11:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 8, 2014 | University of California - Davis
    The study, based on DNA analysis of corn cobs dating back over 4,000 years, provides the most comprehensive tracking to date of the origin and evolution of maize in the Southwest and settles a long debate over whether maize moved via an upland or coastal route into the U.S. Study findings, which also show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize, will be reported Jan. 8 in the journal Nature Plants. The study compared DNA from archaeological samples from the U.S. Southwest to that from traditional maize varieties in Mexico, looking for genetic similarities that would...
  • [Earlier this month] Pope Francis canonizes Three New Saints of the Americas

    04/27/2014 5:29:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | April 7, 2014 | Carl Olson
    Pope Francis canonizes Three New Saints of the Americas Left to right: Sts. Francois de [Montmorency-]Laval, José de Anchieta, and Marie de l’IncarnationPope Francis canonizes Three New Saints of the AmericasBy Michael J. Miller | CWR BlogFrom the Vatican Information Service:Vatican City, 3 April 2014 (VIS) – [On Thursday] morning the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he extended the liturgical cult of the following Blesseds to the Universal Church, inscribing them in the book of Saints:- Francois de [Montmorency-]Laval, French bishop of Quebec,...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness"
  • Two Americas

    01/29/2014 6:19:08 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 20 replies
    Wham 1180 AM ^ | January 2014 | Bob Lonsbury
    Two Americas The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat.
  • The Africa Pivot: America's New Battleground

    11/07/2013 8:10:21 AM PST · by mulder1 · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jon Mitchell
    The Africa Pivot: America’s New Battleground
  • Oracle makes a comeback! Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup..

    09/25/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the 34th America's Cup today in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8 Wednesday.
  • The First Word in BSA Now Stands for Betrayal

    05/24/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2013 | Rick Scarborough and Robert Knight
    Yesterday was a dark day for America. Delegates to a national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) meeting in Texas apparently voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to validate homosexuality among boys. We are outraged. This is a betrayal of the highest magnitude. It's a betrayal of the boys in the Scouts' care. It's a betrayal of trusting parents. It's a betrayal of a 103-year-old institution that has molded millions of boys into men. It's a betrayal of truth and honor. Finally, it's a betrayal of God, in Whose name the organization furthered the priceless worth of being morally straight. The immoral campaign...
  • Obama donor in process of buying up and ‘destroying’ America’s top pro-gun media outlets

    02/28/2013 8:54:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/13 | Patrick Howley
    Employees of Obama donor Leo Hindery Jr.’s media conglomerate Intermedia Partners, which now owns most of the top gun-culture media outlets in the country, believe that Hindery plans to gut and destroy all of them as part of a business plan that has already led to numerous layoffs and the virtual shuttering of prominent television production facilities in Minnesota and Montana. Hindery, an Obama donor who was considered for secretary of commerce job in the Obama administration, is managing partner of Intermedia Partners. The New York-based media private equity fund owns Intermedia Outdoor Holdings, which publishes 17 hunting, fishing, and...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 35 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: ‘the Gambinos on steroids’ (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    It’s hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more — including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the “Gambinos on steroids.” The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Two Americas: Gregory Not Charged, Iraq Vet Jailed

    01/03/2013 6:26:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/3/13 | John Nolte
    The media's so full of it. Over the past few weeks, the wife and I have been re-watching the brilliant HBO drama, "The Wire." The show's fifth and final season focuses on the plight of "The Baltimore Sun," as the daily newspaper deals with a collapsing business model in the age of the inter-webs. One of the story's subplots involves a reporter with ambitions to someday work for the "The New York Times" or "The Washington Post." He's a bit overly ambitious, though, and ends up falsifying quotes and sources in order to make a name for himself. One of...
  • And, about blogging

    11/07/2012 7:51:50 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Fausta's Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | Fausta
    Fausta, a longtime compatriot, just posted the following missive. I am considering ceasing to blog on politics. For eight years I have posted on serious issues taking place in our hemisphere that affect our everyday lives, and, to be honest, I’ve about had it. Every post on Latin America takes time researching sources from the country in Spanish, French or Portuguese, plus English-language reports. And what for? The American media and the American public would care more if the Iranians were making deals with Martians than they care if Hezbollah makes deals with the Zetas right in our own country....
  • Ancient migration: Coming to America

    05/02/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Theoria · 92 replies
    Nature ^ | 02 May 2012 | Adam Curry
    For decades, scientists thought that the Clovis hunters were the first to cross the Arctic to America. They were wrong — and now they need a better theory The mastodon was old, its teeth worn to nubs. It was perfect prey for a band of hunters, wielding spears tipped with needle-sharp points made from bone. Sensing an easy target, they closed in for the kill. Almost 14,000 years later, there is no way to tell how many hits it took to bring the beast to the ground near the coast of present-day Washington state. But at least one struck home,...
  • Evidence of the earliest human activity found in Chile’s south

    04/28/2012 8:46:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The Santiago Times ^ | 22 April 2012 | Jason Suder
    University archaeologists found 14,000-year-old knives while studying elephant ancestors. Archaeologists and anthropologists excavating a site in the south of Chile have uncovered stones that are believed to have been used as tools by humans 14,000 years ago. Scientists from Universidad Católica de Temuco and Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) were able to determine these were tools because they exhibit the marking congruent with ancient knives and cutting utensils. The Volcano of Osorno nearby the site where scientists uncovered 14,000-year-old tools. (Photo by Claudio Sepúlveda Geoffroy/Flickr) “There are rock detachments from a simple, intentional blow that demonstrate that they were doctored,...
  • Did Ancient Drifters 'Discover' British Columbia?

    04/25/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    The Tyee ^ | 03 April 2012 | Daniel Wood
    Legends and bits of evidence tell a story of Asians arriving here long, long ago. Part one of two. "Even pale ink is better than memory." -- Chinese proverbAs the tide creeps over the sand flats of Pachena Bay south of Bamfield, it brings ashore the flotsam of the Pacific that -- on occasion -- hints at extraordinary travels and a mystery of historic proportions. Amid the kelp, in decades past, hundreds of green-glass fishing floats would arrive intact on the Vancouver Island coast, having ridden the powerful Japanese Current in year-long transits from Asia. But on rare occasions, entire...
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Soto’s army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • Watch America’s Survival TV Pre-Conference “Soros Files” Videos

    01/04/2012 4:26:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 1/4/12 | Teresa
    Cliff Kincaid introduces the “Soros files” conference and the new website, a project of America’s Survival, Inc. He says the public must understand how hedge fund billionaire George Soros and his puppet, Barack Obama, are transforming and destroying the American system.
  • US commandos bolster anti-drug fight in Americas: report (DEA abroad)

    11/08/2011 6:03:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 7, 2011 | original source NY Times
    The US Drug Enforcement Agency has five commando-style squads it has been quietly deploying for the past several years to various countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean, the New York Times reported Monday. The countries where the commando teams have been deployed include Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Belize, all countries struggling to combat drug trafficking, the daily wrote. The program, known by its acronym FAST -- Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team -- dates back to the George W. Bush administration. It was created originally to investigate Taliban-linked drug traffickers in Afghanistan. But US President Barack...
  • The Seaweed Trail: Peopling the Americas

    10/17/2011 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 10-12-2011 | Keith Davis
    Mapmakers once thought the earth was flat. Astronomers used to believe the sun circled the earth. As late as the 1990s, archaeologists were convinced that the original American settlers crossed a land bridge from Asia into Alaska, found daylight between the glaciers, and gradually followed it south. According to what had been orthodox thinking, that happened about 12,000 years ago. “Suppose it were true,” says Jack Rossen, associate professor and chair of the Department of anthropology. “Suppose you could find a corridor through a mile-high wall of ice and follow it for a thousand miles. What would you eat? Popsicles?”...
  • The Americas, Not the Middle East, Will Be the World Capital of Energy (Adios, OPEC.)

    08/19/2011 2:20:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | SEPT/OCT 2011 | AMY MYERS JAFFE
    For half a century, the global energy supply's center of gravity has been the Middle East. This fact has had self-evidently enormous implications for the world we live in -- and it's about to change. By the 2020s, the capital of energy will likely have shifted back to the Western Hemisphere, where it was prior to the ascendancy of Middle Eastern megasuppliers such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the 1960s. The reasons for this shift are partly technological and partly political. Geologists have long known that the Americas are home to plentiful hydrocarbons trapped in hard-to-reach offshore deposits, on-land...
  • Of Course America's Psychos Are Ripe for London-Style Riots

    08/15/2011 5:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/15/11 | Rachel Marsden
    Share27 Print Forward Rachel Marsden 110 Comments Of Course America's Psychos Are Ripe for London-Style Riots by Rachel Marsden 08/14/2011 The riots that ravaged urban England take root in phenomena that aren't exclusive to that country, but are increasingly on the rise everywhere. Could the same thing happen in America? Of course it could. And here's why. The acute social breakdown sparked by a single police killing of a perp who happened to be waving around a gun wasn't unlike the rioting that took place in Vancouver, Canada, earlier this year when the Vancouver Canucks hockey team lost the Stanley...
  • Homeless hell in America's Midwest

    Thousands of middle-class U.S. families are being forced to sleep on floors in public buildings because so many have lost their homes and jobs in the economic crisis. These shelters were once the preserve of drug addicts and alcoholics but now normal Americans are having to bed down in halls and corridors as they have no other place to go. An investigation has also found many from the Midwest are spending their benefits to stay in motels for up to ten days a month to avoid having every night on mattresses surrounded by dozens of strangers.  Experts say that these...
  • Kristof Claims Republicans Are 'Biggest Threat To America's National Security'

    07/24/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won't raise taxes, Republicans are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof in his column, "Republicans, Zealots and Our Security", in today's New York Times. View excerpts here.
  • Brazil & China: America’s Enemies Cuddle Up

    04/21/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | Trevor Loudon
    Brazil’s new former Marxist terrorist President and Obama friend, Dilma Rousseff, is wasting no time in cuddling up to America’s enemies. From the Communist Party of China website Beijing, April 13, 2011. The presidents of China and Brazil on Tuesday signed a joint communique after their talks in Beijing, pledging the two countries will continue to promote cooperation in culture, education, sports and tourism. The two countries reiterated their willingness to deepen exchanges in education and highlighted the importance of exchanges between students, teachers and scholars from both countries, according to the joint communique. The two sides also expressed their...
  • Clash for America’s soul continues apace

    03/25/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/11 | Robert Knight
    Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans’ dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging. The left is lobbing nukes into the institution of marriage and the military. Obamacare is going forward, complete with funding for abortion and massive increases in the size of the already enormous Department of Health and Human Services. Defunding this increasingly unpopular power grab should be in every budget bill - but it’s not. Using a combination of judicial activism, executive malfeasance and
  • Shariah Law on America’s Shores: Townhall Magazine Examines ‘Terror’s Secret Weapon’

    03/25/2011 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/25/11 | Meredith Jessup
    The impending threat of radical Islam is not one that stops at America’s borders. A detailed new analysis featured in the April issue of Townhall Magazine, posted here as an online exclusive for Blaze readers, examines how Muslim radicals are aggressively using liberal courts, American businesses and outspoken activists inside our own country to implement Islamic Shariah law — an uncompromising religious code that runs counter to freedoms preserved in the American Constitution. ——————- The Shariah Threat by Kathy Jessup A judge refuses a protection order for a woman raped by her Muslim husband, ruling the man’s abuse is allowed...
  • There Are Two Americas...And One Of Them Can't Read

    03/06/2011 11:45:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 95 replies
    right side news ^ | 3/5/11 | Bruce Price
    Okay, folks, place your bets. Was it clueless incompetence on a cosmic scale? Or, was it John Deweys collectivist wet dream turned Clockwork Orange? One of these ways or the other, we became a country with 50,000,000 functional illiterates, people who can't read a cereal box, never mind instructions on a pill bottle when that exact skill might save a life. Prisons are full of people who can't read. The country's schools wallow in mediocrity. All thanks to educational malfeasance, decade after decade. Illiteracy_in_AmericaJ'accuse! J'accuse! The so-called experts in charge of reading are derelict and destructive. Please, remove these parasites...
  • Democrats: Emboldening America's Enemies & Terrifying Her Allies Since 1976

    02/16/2011 3:10:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | Ann Coulter
    The Middle East is on fire again, and crazy Muslims with funny names aren't helping things -- Mahmoud, ElBaradei, al-Banna, Barack... The major new development is that NOW liberals want to get rid of a dictator in the Middle East! Where were they when we were taking out the guy with the rape rooms? Remember? The one who had gassed his own people, invaded his neighbors and was desperately seeking weapons of mass destruction? The guy who emerged from a spider hole looking like Charlie Sheen after a three-day bender?
  • America's Dangerous 'Bromance'

    02/07/2011 5:28:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Egypt: As the U.S. pushes for the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in a new Egyptian government, a frightening revelation emerges: The fundamentalist group would be part of a regime that has an active WMD program. The U.S. wants to include the Muslim Brotherhood in talks on a future government, with the possibility it might even be part of a coalition. All very innocent sounding, except inclusion of hard-liners in such coalitions can lead to an eventual takeover of the government. Expect no different in Egypt. As retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis wrote in Human Events this week, "An...
  • Once Again, MTV Exploits America’s Youth

    02/02/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Marybeth Hicks
    Admittedly, the Egyptian uprising, the nullification of Obamacare and the ongoing ramifications of "Snowpocolypse 2011" could render the controversy about an MTV original program insignificant by comparison. After all, MTV is only out to destroy an entire generation. No big deal. Every adult - not just parents - should take the time to learn about the MTV show "Skins," a new "teen drama" that the Parents Television Council (PTC) has deemed "the most dangerous show on TV." Be careful when you go hunting for information about "Skins" lest your spouse conclude you've developed an interest in child pornography. The publicity...
  • America’s Worst Politician

    10/24/2010 9:44:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Newsweek Magazine ^ | 10/24/10 | George Will
    ORLANDO—There are hundreds of plausible nominees for the title of America’s Second-Smarmiest Politician, but surely the top spot is un-contested. Americans of all political persuasions can come together in affirming one proposition: Public life would be improved by scrubbing Rep. Alan Grayson from it. This act of civic hygiene probably will be performed Nov. 2 by voters of Florida’s Eighth Congressional District. Polls indicate that a majority of them plan to deny Grayson, 52, a second term by electing his resonantly named opponent, Daniel Webster.
  • Rumsfeld Says America is Servicemembers’ Gift to Future

    06/25/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 – America exists and prospers because members of the U.S. armed forces step forward and protect it, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. "In a very real sense,” he said, “America is their gift to the future." Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, addresses the audience while former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld looks on during Rumsfeld's portrait unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon, June 25, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “This country – which has treated me so well – exists and prospers because the members...
  • America's Future NOW! - Washington gathering plan next steps to socialist U.S.A.

    06/08/2010 10:22:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 83+ views ^ | 6/8/10 | Trevor L.
    America's Future NOW! is underway right now at Washington D.C's grand old Omni Shoreham hotel. For three days leading activists from the radical Instititute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America, Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Party, labor unions and "community organizations" confer and plan the next stages of the Obama revolution. The event is organized by Campaign for America's Future, itself a creation of I.PS. and D.S.A. and is the latest incarnation of the Take Back America conferences that ran for several years up to 2008. This is the heart of the "progressive" movement that put Barack Obama...
  • Obama: America’s Great Trojan Horse

    05/10/2010 9:54:51 AM PDT · by beericus · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Men's Daily Forum ^ | may 10th | B.H.Traakon
    Liberty flourished and those who would defeat her pressed their wills on distant shores. Wherever Liberty was oppressed, “Free Men” rose and ruined the yoke that would constrain them; the world saw America as the shining star of freedom and its defender at all cost. Despot after despot dashed their oppressive wills against the walls of Freedom and time after time, continent after continent, they were defeated. With direct assault failing the oppressors of men would need a new tactic, if Liberty could not be controlled from without it must be stolen from within. Thus began the construction of the...
  • America’s Shiny New Palestinian Militia

    03/16/2010 11:09:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 757+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/16/10 | Daniel Pipes
    No matter how events play out, this story ends with U.S.-trained soldiers pointing their guns at Israel. ‘The stupidest program the U.S. government has ever undertaken” — last year that’s what I called American efforts to improve the Palestinian Authority (PA) military force. Slightly hyperbolic, yes, but the description fits because those efforts enhance the fighting power of enemies of the United States and its Israeli ally. First, a primer about the program, drawing on a recent Center for Near East Policy Research study by David Bedein and Arlene Kushner: Shortly after Yasir Arafat died in late 2004, the U.S....
  • On this rare map, China is the center of the world

    01/12/2010 9:30:36 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 1,317+ views
    AP via yahoo ^ | 12 January 2010 | BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON – A rarely seen 400-year-old map that identified Florida as "the Land of Flowers" and put China at the center of the world went on display Tuesday at the Library of Congress.The map created by Matteo Ricci was the first in Chinese to show the Americas. Ricci, a Jesuit missionary from Italy, was among the first Westerners to live in what is now Beijing in the early 1600s. Known for introducing Western science to China, Ricci created the map in 1602 at the request of Emperor Wanli.Ricci's map includes pictures and annotations describing different regions of the world. Africa...
  • Veterans Day: ‘They have stood watch over America’s peace’

    11/12/2009 7:47:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 375+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — From the founding of America through today, the citizens of the nation owe veterans a debt of gratitude, an Army colonel said Wednesday. Speaking at the end of Sierra Vista’s 15th annual Veterans Day parade, Col. Timothy Faulkner said no less a person than President George Washington noted the need to appreciate veterans after the Revolutionary War. Faulkner, Fort Huachuca’s garrison commander, said it was Washington who set the tone that carries through to today when he said, “We owe veterans a debt of gratitude, indeed a debt of honor.” And the colonel noted that from Valley...
  • Report: Islam in America's Classrooms, History or Propaganda?

    10/01/2009 9:23:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 568+ views
    Act for America ^ | 1/28/2009 | ACT! for America, Mission Viejo Chapter & the United American Committee Truth in Education Joint Sub
    Introduction Imagine that one afternoon you ask your child or grandchild who is in 7th grade, ―What did you learn in school today?‖ Much to your surprise they answer, ―I learned about the African exodus to America after our country was founded.‖ ―African exodus to America?‖ you ask. ―I never heard it called that before.‖ ―Yes, it‘s all here in my textbook. My teacher says that earlier explanations of how Africans came to the new world as ―slaves‖ were written by uninformed, America-hating authors who have been discredited.‖ You open her brand-new textbook to the chapter on ―The African Exodus...
  • An undemocratic tide in the Americas (Newt Gingrich)

    09/26/2009 6:28:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies · 896+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2009 | Newt Gingrich
    What is the Obama administration thinking? A close ally of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez sits barricaded in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, having been lawfully convicted of attempting a slow-motion coup in Honduras. Paid bands of his rent-a-thugs are terrorizing and looting the city. And the Obama administration is effectively cheering them on. It all began this summer, when Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was deposed and deported following his attempt to subvert the Honduran Constitution. In a part of the world where strongmen -- or caudillos -- too often use democratic means to gain power but then refuse to relinquish...
  • Not America's Proudest Moment

    09/13/2009 2:22:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2,210+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/13/09 | Bob Schieffer
    Forget Bipartisanship, Comity or Civility - Schieffer Says Mindless Meanness Has Invaded the Public Commons (CBS) That was not a State of the Union speech we heard the other night, but it had all the trappings - and when that Congressman hollered "You lie!" at the President, we did get a snapshot of the nation's state. It was not a pretty picture. The country is in an angry mood - people are frustrated, tempers are short, congressmen are being shouted down at town hall meetings (where constituents sometimes show up with guns), and at rallies like the one yesterday in...
  • FOX News Poll: Where Americans Stand on the Issues

    05/18/2009 11:47:14 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 9 replies · 1,314+ views
    FNC ^ | 5/17/09 | Dana Blanton
    The latest FOX News poll asked Americans their views on everything from Guantanamo Bay to gun control to gay marriage to global warming. Here are some of the findings. Just over half of Americans (55 percent) oppose transferring detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility to prison facilities in the United States. Even so, they are divided on whether bringing the detainees to the United States will put the country at risk. While some 43 percent think transferring the detainees to U.S. prison facilities would make the country less safe, about the same number -- 45 percent -- think it would...
  • Labor Department Launches ‘America’s Heroes at Work’ Web Site

    08/22/2008 4:55:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 183+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2008 – The U.S. Labor Department launched a Web site called “America’s Heroes at Work” this week to help veterans afflicted with traumatic-brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder succeed in the workplace. “America’s Heroes at Work really focuses on the employment challenges of our returning veterans from the war on terror, if they are living with a brain injury or living with a stress disorder,” Charles S. Ciccolella, the Labor Department’s assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, told bloggers in a Aug. 22 teleconference to discuss the new Web site. Ciccolella said the Labor...